For law firms across the country, the move to home and remote working brought with it a need to implement a secure way for legal staff to store and share sensitive information. With staff members working on home networks and using their own devices, there was a huge risk that the security of sensitive information and case files could be compromised.
Information falling into the wrong hands can not only create a data protection nightmare, but can also potentially expose case strategies, harm client relationships, affect the reputation of legal practices, and lay firms open to allegations of malpractice.
For this reason, many reputable legal firms began using VPNs. VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) reroute internet activity to ensure that identities and locations can’t be tracked. In doing so, they protect users from becoming the victim of a cyberattack and prevent hackers from accessing data. For law firms, opting for a VPN seemed like an obvious choice as they provide privacy, security, and anonymity, they also automatically encrypt and decrypt any files that are sent and received.
However, not all VPNs are the same and free VPNs carry security risks of their own. For any law firm operating on a VPN, it is vital that you receive the best level of performance combined with high levels of security.
LP Networks are able to supply a Sophos next-generation firewall with SSL (encrypted) VPN client. Sophos is one of the world leaders in IT security and, with over 25 years of experience in the sector, their user-friendly firewall and VPN systems offer some of the most comprehensive cybersecurity available. As a certified Sophos Silver Partner LP Networks can assess your law firm’s needs and provide the perfect solution to ensure that your clients’ information is being shared and stored as safely and securely as possible.
If you would like to discuss whether your current VPN fits the needs of your law firm, or are interested in utilising a secure SSL VPN to protect sensitive case information, get in touch.
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